University of Maryland
Friends of the Golf Course

Friends of the Golf Course, Fund for Excellence
Your support as a Friend of the Golf Course is needed to fund those improvements not included in our annual operating budget. Projects currently under consideration at this time include a restroom between the tees of holes 3 and 15, covered tees at the driving range, permanent scoreboard, tournament software and a rain shelter. 

Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents.   Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax deductible as allowed by law.   Please see your tax advisor for details. 

Friends Mission Statement
The Friends of the University of Maryland Golf Course will advocate and support continuing enhancements and upgrades to the course to assure its legacy as a premier golfing experience.

How You Can Help
There are a number of ways that you can get involved with the Golf Course Fund for Excellence. You may become a Friend of the Golf Course by donating $1,000 or more annually. This charitable contribution is unequivocally stating that you want your golf course’s legacy as a premier recreation and meeting facility to continue. Naming opportunities are also available. Please see the Naming Opportunities page for information.

Special benefits as our Friend include: a commemorative golf course gift; pre-event notices and invitations, membership in the University of Maryland's Philanthropy Society, donor recognition in various publications, a special parking permit for designated Friends of the Golf Course spaces, and an invitation to the Annual Friends of the Golf Course Invitational.

Consider our Friend for Life designation if you would like to make a significant and immediate impact on the University Golf Course.


For more information please contact, Katie Flach (301) 314-9783


Current Friends of the Golf Course


The University of Maryland Golf Course Fund for Excellence recognizes its loyal Friends for their generous contribution to the restoration and enhancement of our golf facilities.

Michael Ball Leon Lowery
Susan and Brian Bayly Joe Makurath
Louis Boezi Adam Nave
Carol and Stanley Botts Carol and Judd Nelson
Chris Breslin Patti and Hal Nitowitz
Nancy and Bernie Brew Tom Oberti, Jr.
Jennifer and Steve Cibor Major Riddick
Betsy and Gene Colice Charley Rutherford
Steve Comings Mark Schechter
Terry Conrad Louise and Logan Schutz
Eirik Cooper Betty Smith
Rachel Dardis Kevin Smith
Barry DesRoches Bernie Smoot
Ellie Fields Brian Specker
Ann and Harold Freeman Norm Starkey
Claire and Rob Goebeler Judy and Chuck Sturtz
Kevin Harlen Blair Turner
James Harris Alice and Bob Tyler
Harold Hawk UM Twilight Golf Association
Charlie Hodgson UM Seniors Golf Association
Gary Kramer Sam Walker
Dwaine Kronser Susan and Gregg Wilkes
Ruane and John Langton Betty and Jerry Wrenn

The Friends of the Golf Course Program recognizes donors who have made an annual gift of at least $1,000 to the Golf Course Enhancement Fund.


Every year, through the generous donations of the Friends of The Golf Course, we are able to make very important improvements in the infrastructure of the golf course. It is because of the Friends that we have all these things we need to make UMD golf course a better place for our members and guests.

Double-Sided Clock

Double-Sided Clock
Gifted in 2005

Located behind the 1st tee

Hole Signs with Yardages

Hole Signs with Yardages
Gifted in 2011
Located at each hole

Moisture Meter
Moisture Meter

Gifted in 2011
Improves greens maintenance
Two Large Fans

Two Large Fans
Gifted in 2011
Aids in air circulation of greens and approaches
Yardage Plaques on Par 3s

Yardage Plaques on Par 3's
Gifted in 2012
Provides accurate yardages from each tee box

Small Fan

Small Fan
Gifted in 2012
Aids in air circulation of greens
Welcome Sign
Welcome Sign

Located at the golf course entrance


Dethatches bermudagrass in fairways

Overseeds areas of rough on the course

Leaf Vacuum
Leaf Vacuum

Provides efficient clean-up during Fall season



UMD Golf Course Friend for Life Membership Options

The University of Maryland Golf Course offers many naming opportunities.  Listed below are some of those opportunities. 

Golf Course Donated Bench
Clubhouse $1,500,000
Practice Range $500,000
Practice Range Building $200,000
Entrance Roadway $200,000
Holes 1, 9, 10, or 18 $125,000 ea.
Holes 2 - 8 and 11 - 17 $100,000 ea.
Restaurant $250,000
Bar $250,000
Golf Shop $100,000
Pavilion $100,000
Pond $100,000
Locker Rooms $50,000 ea.
Circle Drive $50,000
Conference Room $50,000
Golf Administrative Suite $50,000
Bag Drop $50,000
Landscaping (Specific Areas) $10,000
Benches $5,000 ea.


Learn more about how your named contribution can also qualify you as a Friend for life.
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